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Vitus Energie CRX hops up with high value carbon cyclocross race bike

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As the house bike brand of mail order giant Chain Reaction, one might be excused for not looking further at Vitus Bikes. But leveraging their decades of experience in the industry and substantial purchasing power, Vitus has managed to put together a pretty solid modern cyclocross race bike in the new Vitus Energie CRX.

Vitus Energie CRX affordable carbon cyclocross race bike

Vitus Energie CRX affordable carbon cyclocross race bike
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The new carbon Energie CRX cyclocross bike was created to offer an affordable race-ready cross bike that will get shipped straight out to consumers. At its core it is a lightweight, stiff hi-mod T700 UD carbon frameset with a low-cost, high-value build.

Vitus Energie CRX – Tech Details

Vitus Energie CRX affordable carbon cyclocross race bike

With plenty of room for classic CX race tires and lots of mud clearance, Vitus specs a slightly larger volume set of 35mm WTB Cross Boss tires on the 23mm internal WTB Frequency Team tubeless rims.

Vitus Energie CRX affordable carbon cyclocross race bike

The Energie CRX features a light carbon frame with fully internal cables, 12 mm thru-axles, and a mix of post mount rear & flat mount front brakes.

Vitus Energie CRX – Pricing & Availability

Vitus Energie CRX affordable carbon cyclocross race bike

The direct-to-consumer carbon race bike is available in a single complete bike build featuring a SRAM Force 1 hydraulic groupset.

Vitus Energie CRX affordable carbon cyclocross race bike

With an official retail price of £1800, it has amusingly differing prices depending on currency & delivery locale via the two webshop outlets where is it available Chain Reaction Cycles and Wiggle.

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Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
4 years ago

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Vitus, ChainReactionCycles, and Wiggle are one and the same.

CommentDude
CommentDude
4 years ago
Reply to  Velo Kitty

Yep, it’s their in-house brand kind of like NukeProof bikes too.

MarkyMarkD
MarkyMarkD
4 years ago

The first two bikes pictured (the Black/Red Force 1x and Green/Yellow Rival 1x) are the 2018 models that were available in the UK. I’m assuming these colours have not been reused for the newer 2019 models in other regions?

js
js
4 years ago

I think the spec of these bikes is ideal for the budget – i23 rims and wider tires, with SRAM 1x groupsets. But I find it a bit funny that they have all these bikes spec’d with SRAM, which they’re obviously getting for a great price, yet if you break a RD or similar in a race, they can’t sell you the replacement part.

f*ingsteve
4 years ago
Reply to  js

SRAM actually cracked down on these guys reselling their OEM parts, unlike Shimano who don’t give a f* about grey market.

John
John
4 years ago
Reply to  f*ingsteve

Not from January 1 2019….

joe
joe
4 years ago

Vitus – once proud brand now just a mark made of off the rack parts in China / Asia / wherever ?

msironen
4 years ago

That Wiggle price ain’t half bad for a full carbon bike with Force groupset. Some brands charge happily twice as much for comparable builds…

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

I am looking hard at Energie with etap AXS. Literally 1/2 price of bikes with that setup and carbon wheels. Am I missing something? Anyone ridden one? Like?

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